Tolerance of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in elderly patients with bladder cancer.

@article{Goffin2004ToleranceOR,
  title={Tolerance of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in elderly patients with bladder cancer.},
  author={John R. Goffin and R. Edbert Rajan and Luis Souhami},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={172-7}
}
Bladder-sparing radiotherapy with concurrent chemotherapy may be a reasonable alternative to cystectomy in patients with invasive bladder cancer. The purpose of this study was to determine the tolerance of combined treatment in elderly patients. In this retrospective study, the records of patients 70 or more years of age with stage T2-T4a, N0, M0 disease who were treated with bladder-sparing regimens between 1985 and 2000 were examined for toxicity. Of 149 consecutive patients treated for… CONTINUE READING